A five-month-old baby has been rushed to hospital after being violently maimed in a dog attack.
Police and Welsh Ambulance Service paramedics were called to an address in Penyrheol, Caerphilly at around 9.10am on Saturday.
The baby suffered non-life-threatening injuries and the dog was seized by Gwent Police after the attack.
No other animals were involved and police did not release the dog breed.
The baby was rushed to University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff and police remained in the area to carry out further investigations.
Police and Welsh Ambulance Service paramedics were called to an address in Penyrheol, Caerphilly on Saturday morning following reports of the attack.
The five-month-old was taken to Cardiff Hospital with “non-life-threatening injuries”, police said after the attack.
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘A patient has been transferred to University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff for further treatment.
Gwent Police Chief Inspector Laura Bartley said: ‘Officers will be carrying out further inquiries at this time and will remain at the scene as the investigation progresses.
“You may see ongoing police activity in Caerphilly as part of this work, but don’t worry.
“If you have any concerns or information, please stop by and speak with us.”
This is not the first dog attack in the region.
In November 2021, 10-year-old Jack Lis was brutally shot by an eight-stone dog and Shirley Patrick, an 83-year-old retired nurse, died after sustaining life-threatening injuries in a dog attack in last December.
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